Thursday, July 9, 2009

Touching Thursdays: Prisoner of Hope

I've just been seeing life as a precious gem, and I've been feeling like I have taken so much for granted and I don't want to fall in that trap again. I try to do something with meaning in the daytime, so as not to let the time just fly by without having really added value to my life or someone else's. I'm just all about the love right now, I feel like sometimes I have so much negativity coming at me, and sometimes I fall in the trap. but I am seeking to change that. Two weeks ago, I decided to be a Prisoner of Hope, which means that like a prisoner, I can't do anything else, but HOPE. Having made this choice, I can see where I have effectively put my faith in action, and faith is what gets the Hand of God working...

The day I made that decision, I hadn't been working for quite some time. I am a professional makeup artist, that's what I use to make my livelihood right now. I had only one job in the queue, and so you can say, nothing was happening for me. On the day I became a prisoner of hope, and vowed to remind myself each day that something good was going to happen to me, I got a call for a two week job that would begin the following week! I was floored. I believed that GOD would work it out, but I also couldn't believe that it would be that soon! Forgive my disbelief today, I want to inspire you, to be a PRISONER OF HOPE!

I wasn't the one who coined that term either, it's in the Bible....I don't know what you ladies believe or don't believe...but in general, I think it's good principle that could help us all in one way or another! Joyce Meyers is actually the one who I first heard with this...I love her, I watch her everyday almost! She used this example with David from the Bible, Psalms 27:13-14:
[What, what would have become of me] had I not believed that I would see the Lord's goodness in the land of the living!
14Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.
(Amplified Bible)

Then she interpreted it to mean this: What on earth would happen to me if I did not get up everyday thinking something good would happen to me today?

SO...if for one day in your life, CHOOSE to be hopeful! CHOOSE not to let anyone define how much hope you have, CHOOSE positivity and CHOOSE to be a Prisoner of Hope!

Christine Kane made a blog about this today and I thought I'd share it :

“Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine…” – - Marianne Williamson


tina_mbc said...

Those last words are truly wise!

It's important to stay positive, even if it's not always easy...


Charlene said...

Thanks honey, yes! It is very important! Thanks so much for your support :)

Anonymous said...

Amen and AMEN!!! Yes,we must live each day knowing that our blessing may not come when we want it to...but it will always be right on time! Faith = Not seeing is believing!

Catanya said...

I think positivity is simply a must-have,
but it is often hard to stay positive...

Charlene said...

@livethink....AMEN girl!

@catanya, your blog is amazing I am going to sub! And you're right, it's not easy, but practice makes perfect, choosing to think positive honestly takes practice to have it happen naturally. Most often easier said than done but, let's make it happen!